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The Air Cadet League of Canada Elects New National President

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Elects New National President

James Hunter.

OTTAWA, ON (June 24, 2019) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) recently elected Mr. James (Jim) Hunter, from St. Albert, Alberta, to the position of National President at their 78th Annual General Meeting held on June 15th, 2019, in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

In his presidential message to League members and guests, Mr. Hunter thanked the members of the National Executive, the Board of Governors, the Provincial Chairs, and the Advisory Council who so generously give of their time and talents in support of the 27,000 Air Cadets across Canada.

A native of Winnipeg, Hunter graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. After graduation he pursued a successful career in Canada’s Air Force for more than forty-two years in various capacities, including Honourary Colonel of 15 Wing Moose Jaw. As a pilot, he trained on single engine jets and subsequently flew almost every rotary wing aircraft in the inventory. He served as an operational training unit instructor and qualified flying instructor, personnel and training staff officer, and commanding officer of 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron. He also served as Wing Commander 15 Wing, Canadian Forces Base in Moose Jaw. After serving eight years in the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Hunter retired as a Brigadier-General in September of 2006. Between 2008 and 2015, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Regina Airport Authority. He is proud to be an Honourary Snowbird.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization, which in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and our other partners, is dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program, and to developing in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promoting physical fitness; and stimulating the interest of youth in the aviation and aerospace industry, including the air element of the Canadian Force.


From Left: Mervin Ozirny symbolically handing over his title as President to James Hunter with the gavel.

Natasha Foley, Assistant Communications Officer
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